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Terry Halvorsen: DoD Eyes Central Data View Through Joint Regional Security Stacks

Terry Halvorsen
Terry Halvorsen

Terry Halvorsen, chief information officer at the U.S. Defense Department, spoke to the press about the status of the agency’s efforts to implement a common enterprise information technology infrastructure, DoD News reported Tuesday.

Cheryl Pellerin writes Halvorsen told a media roundtable event that he believes the adoption of a joint regional security stack is the first step for DoD toward the Joint Information Environment concept.

“What JRSS will do when we have it right is enable a central view of all of the data that is more commonly shared by all the levels where we want to share it, which is a lot,” he told reporters.

DoD News reports that another element of the JIE framework is a mobility program that would allow agency personnel to manage classified and unclassified workloads with protected smartphones.

Halvorsen told the press that the department has started to deploy dual-personal BlackBerry smartphones that DoD employees can use to access unclassified business information as well as personal emails and applications.

He added the agency is working on a modified version of a commercial Android phone for classified network use, according to Pellerin’s article.

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